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Regional coordination meetings (short course)

A self-led online course on how to represent your community’s needs to key decision makers following a disaster

2023 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Emergency food supplies arranged on the ground with people standing around

Photo: Tom Price/Tearfund

Course details

English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
20 minutes

What will you gain from the course?

  • Insight into the important role of regional coordination meetings during a disaster response and how to make the most of the opportunities they present.
  • Confidence in networking with other organisations before a disaster response and how to prioritise who to speak to at regional coordination meetings.
  • Skills to present information clearly at a meeting and explain how a disaster has impacted your community.
  • Experience attending a regional coordination meeting through a scenario.
This short course has been taken from the in-depth online course Disasters and the local church.

Course highlights

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  1. Understand how emergency response works including that coordinated by local authorities or a partner with good strategic links and networks.

  2. Follow the scenario of Stanley to learn what is most important to share when giving an emergency update.

  3. Help Stanley respond to requests from others at the meeting and decide who he should prioritise speaking to.

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